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Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series
ISBN 0198612923 / 9780198612926 / 0-19-861292-3
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
List price $65.00
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This is the first of three volumes in a major series supplementing the acclaimed Second Edition of the "Oxford English Dictionary". Each volume contains 3,000 new words and meanings presented in the style of the "OED", representing a variety of work-in-progress from across the alphabetical range, covering words and meanings that have recently entered the language as well as the results of further research on items already included. With over 12,000 illustrative quotations showing the evolution of each word or meaning, these volumes are not only testimony to the continual development of our living language, but also a compelling browse. It includes words from around the world, such as: Britain - assisted place, steaming; North America - metroplex, statie; Australia - boatie, rego; New Zealand - patete, spiker; South Africa - Broederbond, patha patha; Caribbean - ping-wing, Ras. It provides a wide coverage of subjects, including: Politics - Broad Left; Medicine - burstectomy; Broadcasting - squarial; Computing - Unix; Natural History - nectarivore; Literature - narratology; Science - quasicrystal, bijection; Ecology - biohazardous; and Sport - bases-loaded, forkball. It also includes new loan-words, such as: shuriken (Japanese); Shoah (Hebrew); pisteur (French); and norteamericano (Spanish). It also provides the details of first appearance, such as: best boy (1937); Pasionara (1969); prodrug (1968); muesli belt (1981); and sous vide (1986). [via]